EBU corrects the result of Eurovision 2019: Sweden is now fifth

The EBU has announced that there has been a mistake in the presentation of the jury vote. This results in a new final ranking of the nations in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

Sweden is now the fifth place finisher, with Norway dropping to sixth place. San Marino also finished higher, with Serhat now achieving a 19th place.

The new official result is as follows:
1. Netherlands (498 points)
2. Italy (472 points)
3. Russia (370 points)
4. Switzerland (364 points)
5. Sweden (334 points)
6. Norway (331 points)
7. North Macedonia (305 points)
8. Azerbaijan (302 points)
9. Australia (284 points)
10. Iceland (232 points)
11. Czech Republic (157 points)
12. Denmark (120 points)
13. Cyprus (109 points)
14. Malta (107 points)
15. Slovenia (105 points)
16. France (105 points)
17. Albania (90 points)
18. Serbia (89 points)
19. San Marino (77 points)
20. Estonia (76 points)
21. Greece (74 points)
22. Spain (54 points)
23. Israel (35 points)
24. Belarus (31 points)
25. Germany (24 points)
26. United Kingdom (11 points)

Statement EBU towards changing result

According to a statement issued by the EBU on 22 May 2019, an incorrect Belarusian Jury result was given during the broadcast of the Grand Final four days earlier. The Belarusian jury had already been dismissed following the reveal of their votes from the first Semi-Final which is contrary to the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest. In order to comply with the Contest’s voting regulations, the EBU worked with its voting partner Digame to create a substitute aggregated result (calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records), which was approved by voting monitor Ernst & Young, to determine the Belarusian jury votes for the Grand Final.

The error mentioned by the EBU statement, consisted of presenting the bottom ten of the Belarusian aggregated result, rather than the top ten. Hence the unusual original result, for instance 12 points to Israel which would not receive points from any other jury during the Grand Final.

Official statement on the EBU website:
“The Belarusian jury was dismissed following the reveal of their votes from the first Semi-Final which is contrary to the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest. In order to comply with the Contest’s voting regulations, the EBU worked with its voting partner digame to create a substitute aggregated result (calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records), which was approved by voting monitor Ernst & Young, to determine the Belarusian jury votes for the Grand Final.”

The EBU has made the following statement on the results of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest:

“The EBU can confirm, following standard review practices, we have discovered that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used. To respect both the artists and EBU Members which took part, we wish to correct the final results in accordance with the rules. The correct jury points have now been added to the scoreboard and the revised totals for each participating broadcaster, and their country, have been published on eurovision.tv.
The EBU and its partners digame and Ernst & Young deeply regret that this error was not identified earlier and will review the processes and controls in place to prevent this from happening again.”

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